Monday, December 8, 2014

Joy To The World!!

Hello. I just love hearing from my family! It always puts even more cheer into my heart. There has really been a LOT of cheer in my heart this week. I guess it is just really the preaching of the Lords gospel. "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ"... I love that scripture. It is powerful and enlightening. I actually just finished reading the Acts of the Apostles, and what a powerful witness of the gospel I received even more as Paul teaches and testifies of what he knows to be true. It is nice to know that that is what we are always striving to do!

That is one thing that I have really been focusing on this past week. The scriptures. There are seriously SO many things that I can study and learn in my personal studies, and prepare myself for these people. But there is one thing that I have noticed really improves all my speech and teaching, and that is the words of the prophets, weather of the past or even present today.  So, I have been trying on the expounding my knowledge of the scriptures, and as I have done so, and will continue to do so, I am and will be seeing more of a difference in my life, to follow after in the example of Christ and bring that setting of the spirit to those seeking the gospel. So nice! I love this work.

And on the teaching side of things in this area, all is doing better. It is super nice to see the members actually loving to take the initiative of going home teaching and serving there fellow brothers and sister. There is one man in particular that we were talking to the other day that really struck me with joy. He had just gone to see two of our brothers who are less-active and visited with them, and got to know there concerns and committed them to come to church. Well, one did show up, and the other did not, and so he followed up on his visit, and even visited others and made sure to recommit them to come and join with us! What a blessing he has been in our eyes and so excited to see the future of this beautiful place. It is finally starting to see change, and I am grateful to our Heavenly Father for that.

You were asking a little bit about those baptisms, and so they are named John Musembi Kisee, and Benjerman wambua Malimbi. They have been investigators that we have been teaching since about a month after I got here. And they are just going to keep progressing. They now have the gift of the Holy Ghost, and are pure members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hopefully soon to get the priesthood, and callings to become fully involved in this great work. One of them is already doing his Home-teaching. 

Well, that is about all from me on this side of the sea. Thanks, and love you very much. Hope you have another amazing week, and just be strong. Joshua 1:9; D&C 84:88;

Much love from:
Elder Andreasen

P.S. Not really to sure about Christmas, except I think that I will just be calling you over the phone.

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